The Day After: Was it the Smartest Question to Ask the President?

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By Kol Haolam

Donald Trump misunderstood Trux’s question yesterday, but it’s easy to see why he did. The accusation has been around since his election that the rise in anti-Semitism was due to his election and rhetoric.

Was this the smartest question to ask?

Even with the preface that “I haven’t seen anybody in my community accuse either yourself or anyone on your staff of being anti-Semitic,” the allegation is right there.

And no, the rise in anti-Semitism, if true, has nothing to do with Trump’s election. It exists mostly on the left and is used by politicians such as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to batter the president.

Something else to think about: Is this the most important question facing Jews? Anti-Semitism in America? Really?



  1. Raboisuy, it’s time to move on. We’ve beaten this topic to death already. Those on the left defend what he said and those on the right are rightfully upset. Matzav got a lot of hits to their website. I understand, it’s good for business. That’s the nature of the beast. Warm cuddly stories don’t generate the big bucks. Ich farshteyt. Uber si tzeit tzoo gain vaytur. Have a good Shabbos everyone. See you later.

  2. Before a Jew appears on world stage, he needs to remind himself of what he represents. Responsibility was never these people’s thing.

  3. Maybe a better way to question is; “For Years there has been a significant increase in anti-semitism on college campuses…”. THIS is where the Federal Government CAN and SHOULD have some involvement, which is and has been completely ignored by virtually all of the corporate media. These corporate media organizations should NOW be called “Tabloid Media” since their primary purpose nowadays is to solely destroy any and all who disagree with THEM. This has been the purpose of many a tabloid organization. They had a fit when Trump brought up a story from the Enquirer and have NOW become that Enquirer they derided not so long ago.

  4. Turx is a self-promoter, not a serious journalist. He has no business in the briefing room.
    For our sake, I hope his credentials get reneged.
    Is this is the best our community can find?

  5. Leave the guy alone. We’re the same community who is usually screaming Anti-Semitism at elected officials in our local municipalities when we abuse the system and about Barack Obama, clearly forgetting that we’re in galus, but all of a sudden when he asks a question that irks President Trump- who for some reason has become the Moshiach of the frum world- and all of a sudden everyone remembers we’re in galus and that we shouldn’t alienate the president. And the proof is Turx himself- fawning over why he still supports Trump and why he’s encouraged (!) that the president reacted that way.

    And let’s not forget our President’s reaction- he totally lost it and for the second day didn’t address it.

    But that doesn’t seem to bother anyone.

    The whole thing is so ridiculous. But Turx is just part of the news cycle that gives everyone here, myself included, entertainment. So cut the guy some slack and leave him alone.

    And let’s not do

  6. The problem was he did a double or triple t’nai of b’gud and b’nai reuven. Be the time he spit out the question, POTUS heard what he thought he heard.

    He’ll get better I’m sure and I’ll bet he lands a personal interview with POTUS in time for the Yom Tov Edition of Ami!

  7. terrible question. we should get off the whole anti semitism thing already were not in europe where ppl are getting hurt. and if hes gonna be on the white house press corp he has be presentable. suit and tie etc. and he has to learn how to ask a question to the most powerful person in the world. if trump misunderstood him its his fault. basically be professional.


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